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Business Continuity Manager (BCM®)

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Fortify Your Organisation Against Costly Disruption

Today, the frequency and severity of weather-related events seem to be increasing and reliance on a complex network of technology and supply chains is expanding. Both trends leave businesses susceptible to a variety of existing and emerging risks. Managing these risks by developing a business continuity strategy is key to the survival of any organization.

The Business Continuity Manager (BCM®) certification builds on the Business Continuity Leader (BCL®) certification and covers advanced-level considerations. This program will build on BCM fundamentals while providing you with the complex body of knowledge required not only to identify potential threats to your organization, but also to manage their impacts on business operations.

As a Business Continuity Manager, you will need to have the skillset to prepare your organisation for emergencies, audit BCM® processes, and implement an approach of continuous improvement in your organisation.

Summary Info

  • Delivery method : In-person, virtual training
  • Duration : 3 modules over 3 Days
  • CPE hours : 24 hours

Certification Modules

To become fully certified, participants will have 3 years to complete all training modules. Registration for individual training modules is also available.

Emergency Preparedness, Response, BC Awareness and training (30 October 2023)

For some organizations, conducting regular disaster preparedness exercises comes with the territory. For many organizations, however, the potential dangers are not as obvious and safety exercises are relegated to the mandatory annual fire drill. This approach may be setting your organization and your people up for real trouble.

Preparing before an emergency plays a vital role in ensuring your employees and visitors know where to go and how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs.

The purpose of periodic awareness training is to develop essential competencies, new techniques and methods that are so essential in facing possible business continuity issues. This module helps you to prepare and train for emergencies and the hazards to be aware of when an emergency occurs.

BCMS Performance, Metrics and Audits, Disaster Recovery Plans and Lean Methodologies (1 November 2023)

How effective is your plan? Are your response plans up-to-date to tackle any potential threats? A BCM® audit is a formalized method for evaluating how business continuity processes are being managed. The goal of an audit is to determine whether the plan is ef¬fective and in line with the company’s objectives. Ensuring your organization can recover from any disaster is a basic business requirement.

Continuous improvement is a cyclical process and the improvement process is the vehicle that will help us to identify tangible ways to improve our Business Continuity Management System. The improvements could lead to enhanced business performance through cost reduction, productivity and process efficiency.

Crisis Management (31 October 2023)

When an unexpected event leading to major unrest amongst the employees in your organization occurs, how do you deal with it? When an event threatens the integrity of business operations, you have a crisis on your hands. An accident on the production floor or a natural disaster can undermine the viability of even a prosperous, thriving business. A crisis communications plan is an important component of any disaster plan. It can act as a guide to help you quickly contain the crisis and recover from its impact. Whether it’s a weather disaster or a bad product review, your reaction should be immediate, focused and emphatic.

This module helps you to understand the situation of sudden disturbance and take control of the situation. It guides you on how to put together a proper plan, the agencies you need to work with in these situations and how you should communicate to the general public.

BCM® Graduates of 2020

Only applicable to those seeking a full certification. There are no eligibility requirements for individual modules. 

A degree-holder (or its equivalent, and above) with at least 3 years relevant working experience OR with BCL® qualification OR a non-degree holder with at least 10 years relevant working experience OR with BLC® qualification.

  • Internal Audit and Assurance professionals
  • C-Level executives and head of departments who are decision-makers in their organisations
  • Risk management professionals
  • Non-risk management professionals working in Corporate Planning, Strategy, Governance, Compliance, Operations, Investment, Treasury, Product Development, Regulators, Legal, Quality, Environmental Health & Safety, Project Management, Insurance, Underwriting, and other related areas.

To become fully certified, participants will be assessed based on following criteria:

  1. Attendance and Participation in Class
  2. Multiple Choice Examination
  3. Case Study


Who are the instructors?

All our faculty are practitioners with relevant risk management and Business Continuity Manager (BCM) experience, averaging over 30 years of working experience each and with most of their last positions being C-Level executives in large national and multi-national corporations. Some hold Board Directorships and chair Board Committees such as Board Risk, Board Audit, and Board Investment Committees.

How many modules are there in this programme?

3 modules over 3 days

What is the time limit for me to finish this programme if I can’t attend all the modules within one year?

Maximum 3 years

Can I attend the certification program in other country?

Yes, however, you will have to pay whatever fee applicable in that country. And you will have to pay the travel, accommodation and subsistence yourself.

What will I get after taking this certification course?
  • Enhances your professional credibility
  • Gives you confidence that you have “passed through the chairs” and proof of ability
  • Extends your knowledge and skills, preparing you for more job responsibilities
  • Enriches self-image and reputation among peers
  • Improves career opportunities-promotion, pay increases, job portability
  • Establishes you as a continuous learner who believes in continuous professional development
  • Gives you an edge over your competition in the eye of your potential employers
  • Plugs you into a new network of like-minded risk professionals “club”

In addition, you will receive instant recognition that you have achieved the minimum standard of competency as a certified and qualified enterprise risk manager. Organizations have also started approaching the Institute to source for risk managers – which is one of the services that the Institute offers to corporate members of the Institute.

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